Village of Fruitport Special Council Meeting Minutes – 09/10/18

September 10th, 2018

1. Call to order
President Roger Vanderstelt called the meeting to order at 7:00pm

2. Pledge

3. Prayer

4. Roll call
Present: Donna Pope, Amy Haack, Will Overkamp, Jay Bolt, Jeff Guiles and Carl Rothenberger (Carl left at 7:50pm)
Also present: Jeremy Statler, DPW Supervisor

5. Approval of August 20th meeting minutes
Motion made by Donna to approve the minutes, supported by Will. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.

6. Approve the agenda for the September 10th Special Council meeting
Motion made by Amy to approve the agenda, supported by Carl. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.

7. Public Comment

8. 2020 3rd Avenue Project
Roger explained that the special meeting is to discuss the 2020 Projects. Jay prepared a 2020 Project Proposal Summary for the Council. Roger asked Jay to review the summary that was put together with the council. Jay proceeded to give an introduction of the project and history. Jay described the scope of the project, the cost, project timing, Village revenue and budget summary and the possible financial options for funding.
Discussion took place about the cost of hooking up to the sewer, a special assessment district, the maintenance of sewer system, funding and public input regarding sewers.
The council discussed an action plan. It was determined that Jeremy along with council members would solicit input from the business owners on 3rd Avenue and report back to the council. The council requested Jeremy to provide a financial summary of the total costs to hook up to the sewer system. Jeremy was also asked to provide information on Special Assessment options.

9. Public Comment

10. Adjourn
Motion made by Donna to adjourn at 8:39pm, supported by Jay. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by,

Ann LaCroix